Ayurveda, is the world's oldest comprehensive health care system. Ayur means life and veda means to know, thereby It is the Science of Life or Wisdom of Daily Living that has 6,000 year old origins in India, and is one of the most recognized and widely practiced disciplines of alternative medicine in the West. Also known as Yogic Medicine, and the mother of all healing arts, Ayurveda is practical knowledge of self-healing that anyone can learn.
Ayurveda's foundational principles are based in understanding nature, both our own and as it relates to our environment, as a vehicle for returning to wholeness and living according to our natural state including symptoms of change.
The 3 root causes of disease are mistakes of our mind, misguided connections and misunderstanding of the rhythms of nature. They are palliated with the purificaiton of our body, mind and senses, the tri doshic theory, treatment and practices that evolve and govern the functions of the body and mind, and their interplay with the environment and ultimately the atmosphere and interconnection of all creativity and life force.
Ayurveda's definition of health is one who is established in their natural state, with a balanced constitution (doshas), digestion (agni), proper elimination (malas), well formed tissues (dhatus), a bright and shining soul, with a balanced mind, body and energy or consciousness. Each individual has the power to heal themselves and the responsibility to do so. By understanding and utilizing practical Ayurvedic principles, that include our elemental composition and constitution, we tailor diet, lifestyle, yoga and massage, along with other aspects of a person, including Ayurvedic psychology, circadian rhythms and deep relaxation, to develop a personal plan of what is needed to achieve health, rejuvenation and longevity, according to the individual's Ayurvedic constitution, age, condition, and beliefs to determine and reach appropriate goals.
It's a simple practice based on ancient and sound principles that have lasted the test of time. The practice includes appropriate Yoga, Massage, Diet, Cleansing, Daily Routine, Psychology and a profound philosophy that conjoins mind, body and energy as a framework for holistic health and wellness. In considering the whole person, it integrates the biological aspects of life with social, ethical and spiritual issues of daily living. and imparts wisdom on how to live in balance with oneself and with the environment and is a practical knowledge of self-healing that anyone can learn in order to have a mind, soul and senses that are full of bliss. Through its application, we can bring harmony and happiness into our lives and those around us. As we get more balanced, in touch with our true self, life gets easier and we make choices more in line with our true nature, restoring us, offering good health and well being. As we feel more fully alive and connected, we will move through life more gracefully with peace and ease.
Kayakalpa; Ayurveda’s Ancient Art and Science of Rejuvenation and Nutritional Healing
Ayurveda and Yoga, combined is known as a system of Kayakalpa, a specialized field of practice revered within the Ayurveda and Siddha medical systems of India as the ideal treatment for health, vitality, longevity and higher consciousness. The name is from the Sanskrit kaya (body) and kalpa (rejuvenation). This synergistic application and practice of Yoga and Ayurveda, including Panchakarma, massage, diet and lifestyle, is this ancient practice of applied alchemy that frees the vital energy by purifying and nurturing the body, mind and energy with specific medicinals and therapies. In this process, the regenerative powers within are awakened, creating a magnetic and vibrant being whose consciousness is transformed for the fulfillment of their life purpose.
Based on a vision of making Ayurveda part of healthcare, Chaya's Ayurvedic small group education programs cover all aspects necessary for a practitioner to provide all of these holistic services to their patients.
It is our purpose to provide effective, affordable healthcare to the people of the Gainesville area in a peaceful, community setting. We understand that everyone’s situation is different and our primary goal is to make Ayurveda affordable and available for you to participate often enough in order to get the best results possible.